CASE-ing the Catty - Feels Like Frost DSP Colours

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Peta's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we're CASE-ing the colours from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper on page 40 of the Holiday Catalogue and taking inspiration from the layouts on the same page.

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This paper incorporates a lot of colours, so plenty of options to choose from in this pack. The other fabulous aspect to this paper is that the reverse side of every sheet has a silver foil and white design that will coordinate with a lot of projects.

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using one of my favourite designs from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.  I love the soft purple shades with just a touch of green and the soft blurred background. Instead of a Christmas Card, I've made a simple everyday card with a flexible greeting that could work as a birthday, get well, sympathy or friendship card. It's great to have some of these types of cards in your stash and this paper is perfect for them.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I wanted to maximise the beautiful designer paper, so I've gone for a large square card base (size is 13.5cm or 5 1/4") in Highland Heather and I added a white mat to the designer paper to give it a bit of pop. Can't get simpler than that.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the embellishment, I started with a large oval of Vellum card stock, just to soften the background and give it more focus. I added a zig-zag of the lovely Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon to pick up the green in the paper and add a pop of colour. The greeting from Good Morning Magnolia was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the Stitched Nested Label Dies. I shortened it by cutting 3/4 of the image first then moving the die to the length I wanted. This is a great technique to master as you get more mileage out of all of your basic shape and label dies. 

The flowers in the paper reminded me of the foliage in the Frosted Bouquet Dies, so I cut some in Silver Foil and Vellum card stock and positioned them under the corners of the greeting label, which I popped up over the top. I finished with a little popped up Silver Glimmer heart and a sprinkle of Frosted Epoxy Droplets.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel and I have stamped the floral spray from the First Frost stamp set on the right. It also looks a bit similiar to the flowers on the designer paper and I used Stampin' Write markers direct to the rubber with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer at the base to ground the floral spray.

 

Project Details
Stamps Good Morning Magnolia, First Frost
Card stock & Papers Highland Heather, Whisper White, Feels Like Frost DSP, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Vellum
 Ink Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible ribbon
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Frosted Bouquet Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Be Mine Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers (Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Lauren has to inspire you this week. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Let it Snow Suite

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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This week, we're taking our inspiration from the Let it Snow Suite on pages 18-23 of the Holiday Catalogue.  

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using the cute Yummy Christmas stamp set. I love colouring, so this set jumped out at me straight way, plus, the image is just so darn cute! 

Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by stamping and colouring the gingerbread house with my Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. The first thing I had to decide was which red and green shades to use. I had in mind to use the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper, so I chose Shaded Spruce for the green. It is a nice vibrant green for Christmas and pairs well with Real Red. I wanted to create a little scene, so I did a watercolour wash on Shimmery White card stock for the background to help ground the images. I started with Crumb Cake at the bottom, Shaded Spruce in the middle and Balmy Blue at the top. Once this was dry I used the retired Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste to add some clouds, which are lovely and sparkly, although not really showing well in the photo.

Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The art panel is very dimensional with the gingerbread house and lots of other elements popped up at different heights. I added another fussy cut bow on the wreath and popped up another gingerbread man on the house, as he was getting a bit lost. I kept adding elements until I was happy with the scene and it kind of turned into a labour of love!  For the greeting I stamped the 'wishing you a .... Christmas' in Shaded Spruce and cropped it with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. It cleverly comes as a single stamp with the space in between so you can add the 'happy' or 'yummy' in another colour and being photopolymer it is super easy to line up. I stamped the 'yummy' on a scrap and then fussy cut it and popped it up between the words. You can see I added lots of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with a glue pen for more sparkle.

Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel and I added a leftover strip of the designer paper at the base. I stamped the greeting from the #Elfie stamp set in Shaded Spruce and added some coloured and fussy cut images in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Yummy Christmas, #Elfie
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Shimmery White, Red Glimmer, Wrapped In Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Shaded Spruce, Real Red
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Well Written Dies,Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends (Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight), Glue Pen, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Pattern Party Decorative Masks (retired)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Siobhan has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - It's time for the Holiday Catty!

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Michelle's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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The Holiday Catalogue goes live for customers in a few days (Wednesday 4 September), so this week we're taking our inspiration from the gorgeous projects on the front cover.

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This is the card that I've chosen for my inspiration. Wreaths really say Christmas to me and I love hanging mine on the front door on the 1st of December. This year there is a fabulous new wreath bundle called Tidings All Around, comprising the 9 piece Tidings All Around photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating All-Around Wreath Dies.  You can see them on page 7 of the Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

In addition to the lovely wreath stamp and coordinating die, there is an additional die that I have used to create the wreath on my card. The die cut is quite large at 8.5cm (3 3/8") in diameter so I have gone with a square card (12.5cm or approx 5") to allow a bit more space than our A6 metric card would normally have. I have die cut the wreath in Vellum Cardstock and Shaded Spruce card stock which is one of the coordinating colours with Cherry Cobbler, in the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper. I chose the tree design in shades of Cherry Cobbler for the background, to provide a strong contrast. The Vellum wreath went on first and then I offset the Shaded Spruce wreath to provide the illusion of extra fullness and tone down the Cherry Cobbler background. I popped it up on 1mm foam pads (just around the centre where there is a large leaf) and that also adds nice dimension. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The greeting is also from the Tidings All Around stamp set and I've stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla and cropped it with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I added a mat of Gold Foil to the circle to coordinate with the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon, that provides a nice contrast to the rich red and green colours.  I attached the ribbon to the back of the circle and popped it up above the wreath.

The small leaves above the greeting are extras in the All-Around Wreath Dies and I added lots of red rhinestones singly and in clusters. They are a brighter Real Red colour, but I like the extra pop they add to the rich green of the wreath. Finally, I have a heart in Red Glimmer Paper cropped using the Stitched Be Mine Dies for the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have cut the leftover strip from the sheet of 6" x 6" Wrapped in Plaid designer paper in half and placed the strips down each side. The Very Vanilla writing panel has a strip of Shaded Spruce gingham DSP at the base and sits on a mat of Shaded Spruce card stock.  The front of the card is very classic and formal looking, so I added a touch of fun with the 'to be jolly' die cut using the Jolly Season Dies in Red Glimmer Paper.  

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Tidings All Around
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil, Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     All-Around Wreath Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Jolly Season Dies, Big Shot, 2" Circle Punch (retired), Dimensionals, 1mm foam pads (not SU)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - 3D Project from Card Layout

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we're CASE-ing a card layout and turning it into a 3D project. I've often turned a 3D project into a card, but rarely the other way around!

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I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and the card above on page 46 with the butterflies popped out at me. I love all of our purple shades and my Butterfly Gala stamp set hasn't seen much ink lately, so I decided to turn this layout into a gift box. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Birthday Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by embossing a panel of Thick Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then used the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the square background. I had an 'eeek' moment when I opened my Shimmery White Embossing Paste to find it had gone rock hard! If this happens to you, don't despair. Add a small amount of boiled water to the paste and work it with a fork until you get the right consistency and the lumps are gone.  I put a small amount onto a Silicone Mat and added a drop of Smoky Slate re-inker to give it a slightly grey tone and used the diamond pattern of the Pattern Party Decortive Masks to add some texture to the background.

I added the folded strip of the Tricolor Ribbon once the paste was dry and then the stitched circle in Purple Posy. The butterflies were stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and then over stamped with Purple Posy ink for a subtle look. I used the Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blend marker and selectively coloured parts of the butterflies and then punched them out with the Butterfly Duet unch and popped them up. The 'birthday' was die cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Well Written Dies and the 'wishes' from the Well Said stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink onto Highland Heather card stock.  I added lots of bling to finsh. The finished art panel was added to a layer of Gorgeus Grape card stock with a narrow border.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Birthday Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I created the box to fit the art panel, so it is 4.5" x 4.5" x 2.75". The bottom uses Purple Posy card stock that I have stamped with another of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. The stamps were cut apart so I could stamp them separately in Purple Posy ink for a subtle background. I added a liner of Gorgeous Grape card stock to extend the height of box (as I was using A4 card stock that limited the height to 1 3/4") and the lid sits neatly at the top of the Purple Posy section. It also makes the box more robust.  I was really happy with the way it turned out, but it is really hard to photograph!

 

Project Details
Stamps Butterfly Gala, Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Tricolour Ribbon, Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread
Tools     Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Butterfly Duet Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blend Marker


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Liz has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Woven Threads Colour Combo

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we're CASE-ing the colours from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper on page 14 of the Annual Catalogue and taking inspiration from the layouts on pages 12-13. 

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This paper has designs incorporating all of the 2019-2021 In Colours - Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy and Terracotta Tile. I have to say that in the beginning, I wasn't a fan, but when you see it in real life, there are  some pretty designs. 

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using the gorgeous embossed rectangular frame from the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders. I turned the frame into a shaker element for my birthday card for a special friend.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design
I chose to start with my favourite of these colours - Seaside Spray for the card base and added some of the Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile design from the Woven Threads Designer Paper with a very narrow white border to make it pop. 

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design

I heat embossed the greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in white on Seaside Spray card stock for the background of the shaker element. The 1/8" foam strips were placed around the edge and I added some of the pretty Woven Threads Sequin Assortment before adding the Window Sheet over the top.  I embellished the frame with the stamped daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set and some foilage cut with the Bouquet Bunch Dies in Seaside Spray card stock and Sparkle Glimmer paper. A small Terracotta Tile butterfly on the edge of the frame is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design
For the inside I have a double mat for my writing panel and I added a strip of the designer paper at the base. I printed the greeting using my computer in matching Terracotta Tile ink so that it would fit with the die cut 'friend' I adhered underneath. If you would like to print your own greetings, you can go to my Printing Stampin' Up! Colours page that has instructions on how to do this; plus you can download my lastest Colour Chart with all the colour codes you need for your word processing program.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design

 

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings, Daisy Lane
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, Woven Threads DSP, Sparkle Glimmer, Window Sheet
 Ink Versamark, Seaside Spray
Accessories Clear Faceted Gem, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment
Tools     Well Written Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies, Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders, Big Shot, Medium Daisy Punch, Dimensionals, computer & printer


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Siobhan has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Liz's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week, our challenge is to CASE a layout from page 101 of the Annual Catalogue.

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Here is a closer look at the card I have used for my inspiration. The elements that spoke to me were the double frame and coloured images popped up from the background. My initial thought was to make a diorama card with my chosen stamp set Seaside Notions, which I was fortunate to be able to borrow from a lovely crafting friend.  However, after making my card I think I'll be investing in this stamp set as it has a great set of sea-themed images (and I LOVE seahorses) as well as useful greetings that aren't too large.  

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, the best laid creative plans didn't come to fruition as I had planned. I've taken the inspiration photo and used it to create this portrait faux diorama card. Once I decided which of the Stitched Rectangle Dies I wanted to use, it was a matter of calculating the width of the borders to keep it in proportion. The finished card is standard height (14.85cm) and 11.1 wide and the frame is 6mm deep.  I started by sponging my background panel with Crumb Cake , Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel and then more Pool Party to simulate the light coming through the water. I stamped the dotted image in Soft Suede over the top of the Crumb Cake to look more like the gritty bottom sand.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Once the sponged panel was finished, I used Foam Strips to pop up the Crumb Cake frame over the top and layout out my elements. On the left is the seaweed die cut from Old Olive Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock pack using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  The other images are from the Seaside Notions stamp set, stamped in various colours of ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. There are no dies with this stamp set unfortunately, so I have fussy cut them right on the line and inked the edges with a coordinating Stampin' Write Marker. 

I wanted a very 3D 'floaty' effect for my card, so I just attached the seaweed at the bottom and then curled the seahorse around it and adhered it just in the centre on a foam pad, so the head is free. The coral and shells are popped up at various heights on foam pads. When all the elements were in position on the sponged background, I adhered the Blueberry Bushel frame over the top. The sides of the frame fold over, encasing the Crumb Cake border and are adhered under the long edges of the sponged background. It is open at the top and bottom like a normal diorama card. The 'box frame' is then adhered to the Blueberry Bushel card base. I finished with a trio of Frosted Epoxy Droplets for air bubbles and the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set stamped in Pretty Peacock and die cut to size with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a continued with the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a Crumb Cake border for my writing panel. I sponged the bottom edge to match the front of the card and popped up the coral on the right edge, together with the Sand Dollar and small shell. I added some stretched Copper Trim under the Sand Dollar for a bit of extra texture.  The greetings from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set were stamped before adding the frame. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It isn't really a post-friendly card, but luckily this one is going to be hand delivered and I will make a coordinating box-elope for it, so it travels safely. Despite the initial hiccups, I'm really happy with how the card turned out!

Project Details
Stamps Seaside Notions, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Copper Trim
Tools     Stitched Rectangles, Die Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Pool Party), Foam Strips, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Shannon has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rachel's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week we have free reign to CASE from the huge Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 12 -71. Wow, so many fabulous samples in this section makes it hard to choose and I didn't get too far before settling on this project. It was just the incentive I needed to break out new products from the Noble Peacock Suite.

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I've changed up the colours and started  with a Gorgeous Grape card base. I cut another card front panel and embossed it with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder. I wasn't too sure about this embossing folder when I first saw it, but as usual, seeing it 'in real life' makes a huge difference. As I turned over the panel to added double-sided tape I saw the de-bossed side and decided I would go with that instead. Both are lovely, but the de-bossed side is more subtle and allows the focus to be on the peacock. When I have this dilemma, I take a photo of each option and that allows me to compare and decide. 

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the background to the peacock,  I embossed a panel of thick Whisper White with my favourite Subtle embossing folder and then die cut with the largest of the Stitched Label Dies. I find this process to provides a better result as the 'stitching' gets flattened and muddied when you die cut first and then emboss. 

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To create the peacock, I cut a panel of Whisper White and used daubers to blend Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape inks. I then positioned the peacock die to capture the colours in the way I wanted.  I pressed the die cut into the Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a lovely shiny finish. I hope you can see a bit of that in the photo above as it really takes it to another level. I popped up the peacock on 1mm foam pads for extra dimension. Yes, it was fiddly but worth it. I cut them into very narrow strips and added them to the vertical sections of the peacock tail. I've used the Silver Metallic Edge ribbon behind my greeting from the Parcels & Petals stamp set that was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the smallest of the Layering Ovals Dies. I finished with a little flower on the edge with some bling and a tiny 2mm rhinestone for the peacock eye.

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Granny Apple Green for the writing panel and stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set towards the top in Gorgeous Grape.  There was a corner left on my sponged panel, so I die cut the peacock feather and used the same process of pressing it into Versamark ink and clear embossing it.

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Parcels & Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
Tools     Subtle EF, Stitched Label Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Detailed Peacock Dies, Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder,  Big Shot,  1mm foam pads (not SU), Clear EP, Heat gun, Sponge daubers, Glue Dots, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (retired)


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what my lovely friend Tina has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Noble Peacock Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week, our challenge is to CASE a layout from Page 103 of the Annual Catalogue and change the theme.  

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I decided to CASE the cute baby gift bag in the photo above, which I've cropped out so you can see it better.  I decided to change from a 3D item to a card and the theme to a feminine birthday.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started  with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder that I found in my scrap bag and used a Layering Squares die to cut the aperture. I placed it on the thick Whisper White card base and traced around the aperture and used that to position another Layering Squares die, resulting in a double frame. I added foam strips to the Balmy Blue panel and popped it up over the white card base so that it would stay firm and not go saggy.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I could have stamped the greeting on the inside of the card, so you could see through the frame, but I decided to stamp the lovely greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink on another panel of Whisper white and adhered it to the inside and it covered the not so nice back of the die cut.

I have stamped and coloured the lovely blossom spray from the Bloom & Grow stamp set and popped it up at the bottom of the frame.  I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Balmy Blue, Rococo Rose, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green. I didn't want to cover the frame, so I added a double bow of silver/white Baker's Twine at the base of the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Balmy Blue mat for the writing panel and a strip of Balmy Blue Gingham at the base. I fussy cut part of the floral spray and added it to corner. The birthday greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings, Perennial Birthday, Bloom &  Grow
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Subtles DSP Stack
 Ink Memento Expresso Truffle, Blueberry Bushel
Accessories Rhinestones, Silver/White Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools     Subtle EF, Layering Squares Dies, Budding Blooms Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green), Foam Strips, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Shannon has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Garden Lane Colours

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we are CASE-ing the colours from the Garden Lane DSP on page 41 of the Annual Catalogue.  The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper is in lots of shades of green. I use green a lot for accents, but it isn't a primary go-to colour for me, so creating just with these colours was a real challenge. 

I chose one of the designs from the Garden Lane Designer series paper pack as my starting point and then took my queues from the paper. 

Stampin' Up! Garden Lane DSP, Daisy Punches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started  with a Mint Macaron card base and added a piece of the soft leafy patterned paper with a white background. In the centre is a panel of Mint Macaron card stock that I have dry embossed with the new Bricks & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for some added interest and texture. 

Stampin' Up! Garden Lane DSP, Daisy Punches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
My focus is a fluffy white daisy created with thick Whisper White card stock and the Daisy Punch and the new Medium Daisy Punch. I've got 3 layers of petals for the base and 2 layers for the centre. The stamens are in Mint Macaron and cropped with a die from the Magnolia Memory Dies. I finished it with a large Clear Faceted Gem. Also from the same die set are the 2 leaves in Mossy Meadow. 

I also stamped the greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in Mossy Meadow and cropped it with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. To finish I have finished with a silver leaf from the Leaves Trinkets topped with a Mint Macaron Baker's Twine bow. I used the Light Mint Macaron Stampin' Blend marker to colour White Baker's twine.

Stampin' Up! Garden Lane DSP, Daisy Punches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I added a layer of the designer paper and then the stitched rectangle writing panel matte on Mint Macaron card stock. I added another daisy at the base, this time just using the Medium Daisy Punch and a centre of Mossy Meadow. Instead of a gem I added a punched circle in Silver Glimmer.

 

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow Garden Lane DSP
 Ink Mossy Meadow
Accessories Clear Faceted Gem, White Baker's Twine, Leaves Trinkets, 
Tools     Bricks & Mortar 3D EF, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Magnolia Memory Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Light Mint Macaron), Daisy & Medium Daisy Punches, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Liz has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rebecca's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we are CASE-ing a layout from page 151 of the Annual Catalogue.  You can see the variety of layouts in the photo above. My initial inspiration came from the card at the top right with the weather vane and also the card on the top left with the cropped Stitched Nested Label Die. So my card is a mash-up of both layouts with a bit of creative license thrown in!

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
So this is what I came up with. I turned the card at the top right 90to make it portrait. The card base is Lovely Lipstick and I add a panel of Gray Granite card stock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I then created a waist band at the top and added some belt loops. The straight die that comes with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies was used to create the stitched look, which makes it look authentic, don't you think? I found out the hard way that you need to do the embossing before adding the stitching, as the stitching gets flattened.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I bought the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set as I loved the slightly retro look of the imagery and the sample project in Annual Catalogue. Are you old enough to remember embroidered jeans from the 70's? The 'pocket' image coordinates with the Pocket Dies that I don't have, but when I saw the cropped Stitched Nested Label in the card at the top left, I wondered whether any of those dies would be large enough. Well, I'm stoked to tell you that the largest of the Stitched Nested Label Dies works perfectly with this image and I used the straight die to add the stitching across the top.

The image was coloured with Stampin' Blends - Lovely Lipstick for the flowers, Granny Apple Green for the leaves and the background with Light Pool Party.  I also went around the image with Dark Pool Party to add a bit of shadow. I used the Chalk Marker to colour the bird and then added a hint of shadow with the Basic Gray watercolour pencil. The flowers in the pocket are a separate image, which were coloured and then fussy cut and popped up at different heights in the pocket. The greeting is from the Very Versailles stamp set and is pretty flexible for a friendship, birthday or 'just because' card. I wanted the greeting label to be the same colour as the pocket, so I coloured a small piece of card stock with the  light Pool Party Stampin' Blend marker. When it was dry and I stamped the greeting in Lovely Lipstick ink and cropped it with the smallest of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I added a Gray Granite mat to the white writing panel, which tones down the brightness of the Lovely Lipstick a little. At the base is a strip of the Lovely Lipstick gingham designer paper and at the top I've stamped and coloured another of the coordinating images from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Well, I hope you can see how the creative process brought me to this point! CASE-ing is a great way to get inspired and who knows where you will end up, lol.

Project Details
Stamps Pocketful of Happiness, Very Versailles
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite, 2018-20 In Colour DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party), Chalk Marker, Basic Gray Watercolour pencil, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Siobhan has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!